Section title: X12 EDI Examples
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ASC X12 Version: 004010 | Transaction Set: 850 | TR3 ID: 004010X357

Example 1: Basic Purchase Order

ABC Aerospace Corporation is ordering 1 line item from the supplier XYZ Aircraft Parts.

Transmission Explanation

Table 1

ST*850*0001~

Indicates the start of a purchase order (PO) transaction set and assigns a control number.

BEG*00*RL*508517*1001*20000506**NA*IEL~

Indicates that this is an original, release or delivery purchase order with an assigned PO number 508517 and a release number 1001, dated May 6, 2000. The purchase order does not need an acknowledgment and requests that the invoice be sent electronically.

N1*BY*ABC Aerospace Corporation*9*123456789-0101~

Indicates that the purchaser is ABC Aerospace Corporation with a D-U-N-S+4 number of 123456789-0101.

N3*1000 BOARDWALK DRIVE~

Indicates that the purchaser's street address is 1000 Boardwalk Drive.

N4*SOMEWHERE*CA*98898~

Indicates that the purchaser's city, state, and ZIP is Somewhere, CA 98898.

Table 2

PO1*1*48*EA*3*PE*MG*R5656-2~

Indicates that PO line number 1 is for a quantity of 48 each, at a cost of $3 each, of manufacturer's part number R5656-2.

IT8*******B0~

Indicates that no product substitution is allowed.

Table 3

CTT*1~

Indicates that the PO contains 1 line item.

AMT*TT*144~

Indicates that the total transaction amount is $144.

SE*10*0001~

Indicates that the PO, with transaction set control number 0001, has ended with a total of 10 segments.

Transmission

ST*850*0001~BEG*00*RL*508517*1001*20000506**NA*IEL~N1*BY
*ABC Aerospace Corporation*9*123456789-0101~N3*1000 BOARDWALK
DRIVE~N4*SOMEWHERE*CA*98898~PO1*1*48*EA*3*PE*MG*R5656-2~IT8
*******B0~CTT*1~AMT*TT*144~SE*10*0001~